Reichardt, Charles S. (CHIP)

(b., 1951, Princeton, New Jersey). Ph.D., M.A., B.A. Psychology, Northwestern University.

Reichardt attended Northwestern during the height of its training program in methodology and evaluation research in the 1970s, when the faculty included Don Campbell, Tom Cook, Bob Boruch, and Paul Wortman. Reichardt was Don Campbell's research assistant, and the well-known volume on quasiexperimentation written by Cook and Campbell was produced during Reichardt's stay at Northwestern. Quasiexperimental design has been a central theme in his research ever since.

His interest in program evaluation was inspired by Don Campbell's “experimenting society” and a 1960s-style desire to do good. Reichardt's focus in evaluation has been on improving research methods, especially those used for assessing program effectiveness. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver, where he has ...

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